Why is it, that in every Samsung 840 thread, a bunch of people come out and start trashing TLC.
Ad hominem fallacy.
TLC is inferior to MLC in both power usage and lifespan.
Does anybody have any real data that proves that TLC has significantly shorter real life than MLC?
Yes, anyone who bothers to figure out what TLC and MLC are. Google it.
And no, Anandtech articles don't count because they never made the TLC drive actually fail at storing data or reproducing data.
Review sites don't always do a comprehensive job, especially when it comes to product lifespan. Consumer Reports' testing of many products, such as appliances, is a good example of that.
What Anandtech tends to do, though, is cheerlead for some products, like the new GeForce Titan card. For that, it used the word "luxury" and the phrase "luxury item" seven times between the blurb and the first page. Anandtech makes people think its reviews are comprehensive, but often they are flawed.
There will always be better technology than what is out right now. So even if you spend the extra cash on a Pro to last longer, that's roughly $50-70 more. Why would you spend that amount when the Pro will most likely be outdated the same time the Samsung 840 will?
False dilemma fallacy.
The competition for the "840 Series" is a budget MLC drive.
Dammit, now I have to wait another few days. laugh out loud
Days? One day there were at least two 256 listings and two 500 listings. There is yet another 256 listing as I am posting this.
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TLC NAND is different than the MLC used in every other consumer SSD. It has higher power usage and lower endurance.
The 120GB version limps in at acceptable for some, but by our estimation falls far short of delivering performance that would be suitable for a normal consumer. Endurance does become a concern with this capacity point, falling in at 3.5-4 years of light usage. Users looking for a 120GB SSD would be best suited to stick with an MLC product, period. The worst aspect is the extreme amount of read degradation that this SSD suffers once it reaches steady state. The read speed of the 120GB 840 is supposed to be its most redeeming quality, but once in steady state it dropped to the bottom of our charts. Taking away the one advantage of this drive leaves us with nothing more to say.
HardOCP recommends the 256 model, but I don't see why, since an MLC drive can be found around this price point.
Does OS write often to SSD? It is the only slow thing here.
If you use this for desktop, power doesnt matter.
I usually keep my computer for 2 yrs, so life usage does not matter
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